Soooo...when I first started reading this, I wasn't aware that it was directed towards women. I'm not a woman, but I think this situation applies equally to everyone, and, even people who have lived in a given area for some time have experienced difficulties in finding like-minded people. I hope no one minds my input. I have found a great deal of camaraderie by participating in local Parks & Rec adult co-ed sports leagues. You don't have to be a star athlete to join. I've played flag football, kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, and disc-golf, and made some really good friends through those programs. In fact, my hiking group is mostly comprised of friends I've met that way. As mentioned by @REI-AliciaS, trail volunteer opportunities are great! Search your local area for Trail or Nature Conservancies, and check their events calendars. Don't overlook activities sponsored by nearby bars and restaurants. A brew-pub local to me, situated right along a hiking/biking rail trail holds a yoga class on their grounds every weekend. It's also co-ed, but is mostly attended by women. They also sponsor trail events periodically. There may be something similar in your area. I certainly understand and respect your desire to find other women with similar interests, but keep an open mind and try not to limit yourself to "women-only" activities and events to find those new companions. Good luck and have fun !!
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@crispy , I used to live in Virginia and found several amazing places to camp, including Pocahontas State Park. One of my personal favorites is Westmoreland State Park and think it would be a fun place for you all to camp. There some great dog and kid-friendly hikes, beautiful views of the Potomac River, and even a beach with canoe/kayak rentals. It's been a few years since I've been there but at the time there were bald eagles that nested nearby and were fun to spot. https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/westmoreland
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